Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 28th March 2018 – Disability: From outcome to exposure

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th March 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Anne Kavanagh, Chair of Disability and Health & Dr Allison Milner, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

People with disabilities in Australia fare worse across a range of social, economic and health related indicators. These inequities are the focus of a range of policies and programs at both a state and federal level.  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 28th March 2018 – Disability: From outcome to exposure”


CHP Seminar: 15th March 2018 – Valuing health states, using QALYS and admiring the Emperor’s new clothes

Thursday March 15th 12.30pm-1.30pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters: Professor Tracy Roberts, Professor of Health economics and Head of the Health Economics Unit (HEU) at the University of Birmingham. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 15th March 2018 – Valuing health states, using QALYS and admiring the Emperor’s new clothes”


CMH Seminar: 1st March 2018 – Symposium on Stigma and Mental Health

Thursday March 1st 9.45am-12.30pm
Seminar Room 515 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters: Bruce Link (USA), Alice Villatoro (USA), Melissa Dupont-Reyes (USA), Amy Morgan (UoM), Nicki Reavley (UoM), Tim Schofield (UoM). Chair – Prof Tony Jorm Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 1st March 2018 – Symposium on Stigma and Mental Health”


MSPGH Seminar: 14th March 2018 – Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: Can network meta-analyses overcome the limitations of evidence from randomized trials?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th March 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jonathan Sterne, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK; and Deputy Director, NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre

The oral anticoagulant warfarin is effective for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, bleeding associated with warfarin is a major cause of hospitalisation, and warfarin treatment requires monitoring to ensure optimal efficacy while limiting the risk of bleeding. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 14th March 2018 – Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: Can network meta-analyses overcome the limitations of evidence from randomized trials?”


MSPGH Seminar: 28th February 2018 – Piloting an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Michelle Kermode, Nossal Institute for Global Health,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The experience of social exclusion can be both a cause and a consequence of poor mental health for young people. We piloted an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability (PSD) in Uttarakhand, India, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 28th February 2018 – Piloting an intervention to improve social inclusion for young people affected by psychosocial disability in Uttarakhand, India”


CMH PHD Confirmation Seminar: 20th February 2018 – Identification of key messages for a suicide prevention campaign aimed at family and friends

Tuesday 20th February 3pm-5pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Angela Nicholas PhD candidate in the Centre for Mental Health

The rate of Suicide in Australia has steadily increased over the last decade and novel approaches to suicide prevention are needed. Research evidence suggests that people at risk of suicide often communicate their suicidal thoughts and intentions to family members and friends before they make a suicide attempt.  Continue reading “CMH PHD Confirmation Seminar: 20th February 2018 – Identification of key messages for a suicide prevention campaign aimed at family and friends”


CMH Seminar: 15th February 2018 – Building the evidence base of Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) in Victoria

Thursday 15th February 12.30-1.30pm
Seminar Rooms 302/303 – Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters: A/Prof Lisa Brophy is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Mental Health, Ms Justine Fletcher is a Psychologist, PhD candidate and Prof Carol Harvey – Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

This presentation will introduce the PARCS project, an NHMRC funded partnership project that aims to explore the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of Victoria’s adult PARCS. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 15th February 2018 – Building the evidence base of Prevention and Recovery Care Services (PARCS) in Victoria”


MSPGH Seminar: 21st February 2018 – Preventable deaths: Understanding intellectual disability can save lives

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australia

A recent study has found that people with intellectual disability are more than twice as likely to experience preventable deaths than other members of the community, and on average die twenty-seven years earlier than the general population. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 21st February 2018 – Preventable deaths: Understanding intellectual disability can save lives”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th February 2018 – The challenges of health systems across the world: shared diagnoses, differing prescriptions?

12.30-1.30pm, Mon 19th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Dame Anne Mills, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Given similar diagnoses, and global influences, there has been a tendency for health system reforms across the world to follow similar patterns. Anne will argue that similar diagnoses should not lead to similar prescriptions, Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th February 2018 – The challenges of health systems across the world: shared diagnoses, differing prescriptions?”


MPSGH Seminar: 14th February 2018 – Epidemiology of Australian Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th February 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Sandra Eades, Associate Dean (Indigenous), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; with two of her research team’s members: Dr Lina Gubhaju and Dr Bridgette McNamara

A healthy start to life is essential for life-long health. Currently, Aboriginal children (0-5 years) and adolescents (10-24 years) suffer greater morbidity and mortality than non-Aboriginal Australians. Importantly, Continue reading “MPSGH Seminar: 14th February 2018 – Epidemiology of Australian Aboriginal Child and Adolescent Health”


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